Mexico Overtakes U.S. as Leading Country for Obesity

Just when you think you’ve got a handle on something, it slips away. The United States, known above all else as the land of fleshy freedom, has lost its title as the number-one country for obesity. None other than Mexico has overtaken ‘Merica as the fattest country, with nearly 33 percent of all Mexicans clocking in at obese, along with a whopping 70 percent of the population officially overweight. But with the U.S. obesity rate hovering at 32 percent, we’re not that far off — we’ve just got to keep eating. [Daily Beast]